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Young Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge. Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch (De) Jong(h) and Jong, and French Lejeune and LaJeunesse. assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon. Chinese: see Yang.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Younger, Jung, Tong, Yong, Yount, Yung, Long, Ying, Mount, Yon

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Young Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Young name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Young. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    8%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    4%

  • Benin/Togo

    3%

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Young Family Origin

Where is the Young family from?

Young Family Occupations

What did your Young ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Young family was Agricultural Labourer. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Young. The most common Young occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Young's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Young ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Young Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3 million census records available for the last name Young. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Young census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 436,000 immigration records available for the last name Young. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 564,000 military records available for the last name Young. For the veterans among your Young ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Young Life Expectancy

What is the average Young lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Young life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Young in 1940 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Young

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Young ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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